Search Results: "Boleslaw Prus"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SINS OF CHILDHOOD by Boleslaw Prus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

The Sins Of Childhood ($42.95; paper $14.95; Jan. 1997; 250 pp.; 0-8101-1274-4; paper 0-8101-1462-3): This first English-language collection of short fiction by the great, neglected Polish writer (18471912) known as the ``Chekhov of Poland'' offers 12 irresistible stories, most of which are limpid, lyrical pictures of village life rather similar to the (also neglected) short fiction of Russia's Ivan Bunin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOLL by Boleslaw Prus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 1996

The Doll ($14.95 paperback original; Dec. 19, 1996; 704 pp.; 1-85866-065-3): Prus's major novel, originally published in 1890 and now available in a revised English translation, offers a richly detailed panoramic portrait of Warsaw under Russian domination in the 1870s, as well as a Balzacian plot that centers in the wealthy businessman Wokulski's unrequited passion for the aristocratic, emotionless Izabela Lecka (the ``doll''—though not the only one—of Prus's cunning title). Read full book review >